Regina A. Scott
Commander Regina Ann Scott was born and raised in Orange New Jersey. After graduating from high school, she joined the United States Army as a combat medic and pharmacy technician. Scott was Honorably Discharged at the rank of E-5 and served an additional two years in the Army Reserves. Commander Scott continues to show her support for military veterans by volunteering her time with New Directions, which is an organization to help homeless veterans.
Commander Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management/Criminal Justice from Ashford University. She is a graduate of West Point Leadership School, and the 216th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, in Quantico, Virginia.
Commander Scott was appointed to the Department in July 1987. During her tenure, she has held numerous positions and worked various assignments within the Department as a Police Officer, Field Training Officer, Senior Lead Officer and Sergeant, and all advance pay grades in the Detective and Lieutenant ranks.
On April 16, 2006, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain I as the Patrol Captain at Southwest where she was responsible for the patrol functions of sworn and civilian personnel in an area of South Los Angeles, which includes historic venues such as the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Sports Arena, Shrine Auditorium, the University of Southern California, and Baldwin Hill Shopping Areas.
In May of 2007, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain II Central Traffic Division and later and reassigned to Gang and Operations Support Division. In this assignment, she was responsible for oversight and coordination of the Department’s Gangs Units, Los Angeles City/County Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (CLEAR) program, the Department’s Cal Gangs coordinator, Gun Detail, Foreign Prosecution, and Fugitive Warrants.
In March 2009, Commander Scott was promoted to Captain III and assigned to Communications Division, which is the largest division of the Department with 570 sworn and civilian personnel and includes both the Metropolitan and Valley Dispatch Centers.
On October 10, 2010, Scott became the first female African American appointed to the rank of Commander in the Department’s history. She was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Information Technology Bureau.
On September 8, 2013, Scott was assigned as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Operations-Valley Bureau, the largest Bureau within the department. She is responsible for the Eastside of the San Fernando Valley which includes Foothill, Mission, Van Nuys and North Hollywood.
Scott is the mother of two adult children and a grandmother of two grandchildren. Her daughter is currently serving in the United States Air Force and her son is a Longshoreman working from the San Pedro Harbor. In her spare time, Commander Scott enjoys playing golf and playing blues on her guitar.